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Mighty Hunter January 31, 2014

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For today’s Flashback post, I have a card to share with you using the Mighty Hunter image by Draw Me a Daydream.

Mighty Hunter M5D DanielleFor this card, I started out using the fabulous Mighty Hunter image, printed out on Cryogen cardstock.  Then, I colored the image using a combination of Crayola and Prismacolor colored pencils, blending them with Gamsol.  The image and sentiment are matted on leaf paper from The Paper Studio’s All Seasons II paper pack.  These, in turn, are adhered to cardstock from the Core’dinations Color Core Elements paper pack and then sanded after being embossed using the Sizzix Tween Dots Texturz plate.

Hope you enjoyed the Flahsback today!  Please check out the McMahon Five Designs blog to see other fantastic creations by the M5D Design Team.

 

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Christmas Challenge January 29, 2014

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Well, I’ve been under the weather, and it’s really put a damper on my creativity lately…  I’ve had images and projects half started and not completed.  Well, now that I’m finally feeling better I thought it was time to get some of these half finished projects off my desk!

So here’s a quick card I created using a very pretty candle digi from Digistamps4Joy for their monthly  Christmas challenge.

IMAG0838For this card, I used my Cuttlebug to emboss a snowflake pattern onto white cardstock.  The image itself is printed out on Cryogen cardstock, colored with Bic Mark-Its, and then decorated using Diamond Stickles.  The image is mounted on Jupiter Red Mica/Metallic.  I love the little bit of extra sparkle the Cryogen and mica/metallic papers lend to the image.

 

Princess Card January 17, 2014

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Today for the McMahon Five Designs Flashback, I am sharing a card I made using the Studio 313 Princess Cupcake digital image.

Princess Flashback M5D Danielle

For this project, I started out using some gorgeous Neenah Classic Linen Epic Black cardstock for the base.  The cupcake image is colored using a combination of Crayola and Prismacolor colored pencils and then embellished with i-Rock gems.  I also added a line of hearts which are from the K&Company Sleepy Tree seasonal paper pad and the word Princess which is from a sheet of 12×12 High School Girl DCWV cardstock.  The heart is made of felt and popped up, and it is from my stash.  I  used the Art Deco Corner Chomper to add a little interest as well and round the corners.

Hope you are having a wonderful day, and please stop by the M5D blog to see the rest of the DT’s work here.

 

Buzzing Into the New Year January 11, 2014

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…with tons of snow and record low temperatures!  Yikes!  Hopefully everyone hit by the extreme cold and snow have been able to stay safe and warm!  We had school canceled on Monday and Tuesday, so it gave me extra time to make Valentine’s Day cards for the first graders I work with.

Valentine for Paper TemptressFor this Valentine, I used Jupiter Red Mica/Metallic for the card base.  It really sparkles in the light!  I cut out and embossed Cryogen White cardstock using my Spellbinders Heart Squares die.  The bee stamp and sentiment are from Heidi Grace’s Cheerful Bee clear stamp set.  The bee and sentiment are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using a Yellow Blaze Sharpie.

Valentine Envelope for Paper Temptress

A glutton for punishment?  Perhaps… but again, with the time on my hands I’d rather be crafting than cleaning, right??  And this is how the custom envelopes came to be… This particular envelope uses paper from the DCWV Stack 8.  I cut the paper down to 5.5″x5.5″ and then used We R Memory Keepers’ Envelope Punch Board to create small enough envelopes for my little Valentine’s Day cards, which are 2.2″x3.2″.

These Valentines are quite small so I had to make a decision whether to put them in an envelope at all or just fold them over and close them with a sticker.  The envelopes won out; I am under no illusion that they won’t wind up in the trash, but the cards and envelopes were also quick to make and I hope that the kids get a little bit of enjoyment out of them!

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Penguin Weather? January 10, 2014

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Maybe… but at least we’re out of the Polar Vortex!  -40 degree windchills (which happened on Tuesday) and I do not mix very well.  Hopefully, spring will get here sooner rather than later this year.

This week for McMahon 5 Designs, I used a sweet image from Imagine That! digis by Kris called Toasty Penguins.

This set is just too cute!  It comes with a variety of sentiments as well as a colored and black and white version of the graphic.  You can use it in so many ways – this is a great deal for any winter cards.

Penguins M5D DanielleFor this card, I used Cryogen Iridescent cardstock for the image.  I colored the image with a combination of Prismacolor and Crayola colored pencils and blended them with Gamsol and covered the top of the ice floe with Diamond Stickles for some extra shimmer.  Then, I used Broken China Distress Ink and the blending tool to add some color around the edges of the cardstock.  I used a 5×7 card base, and I covered that with snowflake paper from The Paper Studios All Seasons II paper pack.  The Love stamps are from My Sentiments Exactly and they are stamped in Memento Lady Bug ink onto some pre-cut squares from my stash.  The two lines of colored cardstock are cut from a textured and smooth cardstock from my stash.

Please stop by the blog and check out the rest of the Design Teams’ projects here.